One-third of your life is spent at work, so where you work and who you work with is important. The 9-5 culture is losing popularity as more and more individuals are opting to use coworking spaces, which are shared office spaces used by groups and individuals. Statista predicted that by 2027, 50.9% of the total U.S workforce will be freelancing. Coworking allows people to find flexible, affordable office spaces that they can grow into. Individuals have reported that coworking has expanded their professional networks and made them more motivated, engaged, happy, and successful.
If you are a telecommuter, entrepreneur, freelancer, small business, a budding startup, or a remote worker looking for a shared office, here are the top five coworking spaces in Alaska.
The Boardroom is a world-class coworking space in downtown Anchorage. They make networking easy by hosting weekly happy hours and pitch events. Members also get access to an internal member directory and message app, and TED-style talks. If that was not enough, members get local discounts and complimentary tickets to local activities.
“Alaska Co:Work has all the extras you could want or need from an office space. From reception services, outdoor terrace space and an in-house notary to a cafe that offers healthy snacks, meals and of course coffee!” They offer daily, weekly and monthly rates on hot desks, group workspaces, and private offices.
Juneau Coworking is a mix of productivity, sociability, and connectivity. They have shared desks, conference rooms, private offices, and event space. If you are an entrepreneur, digital nomad, startup, work-from-homer, freelancer, side-hustler, small business owner, nonprofit, or grassroots organization looking for a place to work, Juneau might be the place for you.
Located in downtown Fairbanks, The Hub Fairbanks is a place to work independently, not alone. They have an impressive list of amenities including a kitchenette area, a copy/print/scan station, office supplies, private space to make phone calls, on site yoga classes, and lifestyle and entrepreneurship workshops.
The Annex is a workplace where innovation, productivity, and ideas thrive. Creative people come here to do great work and collaborate. They have daily passes for just $15, monthly membership plans ranging from $75/month to $225/month, and monthly private office rentals ranging from $325/month-$525/month.